Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination regime that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual animal.

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At Ramtown Animal Hospital, we believe in the power of prevention. Vaccinations play a crucial role in protecting your pets from various infectious diseases, some of which can be fatal. Our comprehensive vaccination program is tailored to your pet’s specifc needs, considering their age, lifestyle, and potential exposure to diseases.

Our Vaccination Services Include:

  • Core Vaccines: Essential for all pets, regardless of their lifestyle. For dogs, core vaccines include rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and adenovirus. For cats, core vaccines include rabies, feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline calicivirus, and feline herpesvirus type I.
  • Non-Core Vaccines: Recommended based on your pet’s exposure risk. These may include leptospirosis, Lyme disease, bordetella (kennel cough) for dogs, and feline leukemia virus for cats.
  • Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations: Starting at 6-8 weeks of age, your young pets require a series of vaccinations to build their immunity.

Our veterinary team will work with you to develop a personalized vaccination schedule that ensures your pet’s long-term health and well-being.

Why Vaccinate at Ramtown Animal Hospital?

  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced veterinarians provide recommendations based on the latest vaccine protocols and your pet’s individual risk factors.
  • Safety and Comfort: We prioritize your pet’s comfort and closely monitor them for any adverse reactions.
  • Health and Prevention: Vaccines are a key component of preventative care, helping avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are vaccines safe for my pet?
A: Yes, vaccines are safe and critical for preventing disease. While some pets may experience mild side effects, these are typically brief and less severe than the diseases vaccines protect against.

Q: How often does my pet need to be vaccinated?
A: The frequency of vaccinations depends on several factors, including the type of vaccine and your pet’s age, lifestyle, and health. We will create a tailored vaccination schedule for your pet.

Q: Can my indoor pet skip vaccinations?
A: Even indoor pets are at risk for diseases that can be airborne, brought in on clothing or shoes, or encountered during vet visits. Core vaccinations are recommended for all pets.

Q: What is the cost of vaccinations?
A: The cost varies depending on the type and number of vaccines needed. We strive to make vaccinations affordable and will discuss all costs upfront during your visit.

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